Better late than never?

From Oregon Live:

Borrower returns books 52 years late to Portland State University’s library, with unsigned note

Memo to the person who anonymously returned two books to the Portland State University Library 52 years after borrowing them:

You can drop the Groucho-glasses disguise. Even if you’d signed your confession, the library would not have billed you, because it doesn’t fine people anymore. Stop worrying about an angry librarian knocking on your door.

It’s a fact. Approximately 52 years after taking out a couple of books from Portland State’s library, an unidentified patron has returned them. The well-thumbed volumes showed up in a book drop this month, paired by a rubber band that also held a handwritten note.

An unsigned note accompanied two books returned 52 years late to Portland State University’s Branford Price Millar Library. Joan Petit, communications and outreach librarian, is grateful for their return and says the library no longer levies fines for overdue books.
Richard Read/The Oregonian/OregonLive

“‘Borrowed’ these books about 1963 for my high-school speech class,” the individual wrote. “They have moved with me many times.”